Liya Kebede


Liya Kebede attends the "Les Bien-Aimes" Premiere and Closing Ceremony during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2011 in Cannes, France. Image credit wireimage

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        Liya Kebede and her husband Kassy Kebede attended the New York screening of Desert Flower at The Paley Center for Media .  Patricia Duff, Designer Tory Burch, Deborah Roberts, Michelle Paige-Paterson, Susan-Fales Hill were also present at the screening.   Image credit B.Ach/Wireimage

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Desert Flower which features Liya Kebede who plays the part of Waris Dirie a former model who fought for social reform in Somalia against female genital mutilation. The book Desert Flower was adapted into a movie produced by Peter & Benjamin Herrmann.  The film will be coming to theaters this weekend in New York City March 18 2011.

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Liya Kebede is featured in Instyle US Magazine March 2011 issue in "Mad About Color" , photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, styling by Brad Goreski. Image credit Brad Goreski

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Liya Kebede made an appearance at the Fall 2011 Balenciaga show.  The collection had coats with rounded shoulders, skirts hemmed with fake leather, and sweaters made from wool stripes and synthetic tulle.

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Beauty Is Diverse was created in December 2009 to showcase the diversity of women from various ethnic backgrounds working as models in the fashion industry. Beauty Is Diverse takes an in-depth look at models from South America…

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